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Warkworth Castle & Hermitage

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Address: Castle Terrace, Warkworth, Amble NE65 0UJ, England (Formerly Warkworth Castle)
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+44 1665 711423
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Well worth a visit

We have often been to Warkworth, but it's a long time since we visited the castle. The keep is particularly interesting with spectacular views. I would definitely recommend the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
paulinemul
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have often been to Warkworth, but it's a long time since we visited the castle. The keep is particularly interesting with spectacular views. I would definitely recommend the audio guide as it brought the castle to life.

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An English Heritage property which seems to have some strange opening times but well worth a visit. If I had one criticism it's the fact the shop is so small that even with two or three of you it's manic and whilst I appreciate you only get one chance to give info and sell memberships it took us an age... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never expected this treat as we headed toward Lindisfarne island,but stopped for a looksee...absolutely beautiful remains,huge carpark (motorcycles there in plenty on our visit),no queues,big enough site to swallow hundreds at a time,informative display boards,friendly and engaging staff,100% recommend.:)

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Thank Ian K
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had not been here for 45 years, and while the castle building is probably much the same, there was more than I remember to read and get absorbed into the history of the place. I thoroughly enjoyed the 90 minutes spent here.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Warkworth Castle has a long history as one of the major fortresses in Northumberland, a county which was so key in the warfare between England and Scotland. Much of the history of Warkworth is associated with the local Percy family, the Earls (now Dukes) of Northumberland. Their history is woven around their two fortifications of Warkworth and Alnwick, with lots... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We used to live 30 mins from this area and took it for granted. As we now as we live in London, we aim to visit our home county 'Northumberland' which I'm very proud of coming from. The Castle is impressive and sits proudly on the top of the hill. You have the lovely riverside for walking, coffee shops, bars... More 

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Longhorsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Warkworth is a fabulous venue to stroll around and envision the past. Kids can play freely as you take in the views of the northumberland coast. beautiful

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Thank victoria h
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The view of Warkworth Castle on the approach is spectacular and the views from the castle over the village of Warkworth and across to Amble and the North Sea are beautiful too. The audio guide was brilliant - not too long and really brought the castle 'alive'. Even though it is mainly a ruin, the castle felt surprisingly homely. We... More 

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Birmingham, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Great old castle, lovely views and a good audio tour. Id advise trying to join it with a visit to the Hermitage about 15-20 mins walk away and a tiny boat ride on the river. Might close in Nov though. Highly recommended. Wrap up warm though its all outdoor and on a hill so breezy!

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Walkworth for me is still my favourite Castle, it dominates the skyline, The Keep is intact and a great place to explore, bring a picnic, and take a stroll along the river, if you have kids they will love this castle

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